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  1. dendrites
  2. Sensation
  3. Catharsis
  4. Priming
  5. sensory cortex
  1. a the area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations
  2. b Emotional release. The catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges.
  3. c branchlike structures that receive messages from other neurons
  4. d The activation, often unconsciously, of certain associations, thus predisposing one's perception, memory or response.
  5. e The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive and represent stimulus energies from our enviornment

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Perceiving objects as unchanging (having consistent shapes, size, lightness, and color) even as illumination and retinal images change.
  2. The clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause of death in North America.
  3. A binocular cue for perceiving depth by comparing images from the retinas in the 2 eyes, the brain, computes distance - the greater the disparity (difference) between the 2 images, the closer the object.
  4. a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain
  5. Self-perceived happiness or staisfaction with life. Used along with measures of objective well-being. Example: physical and economic indicators to evaluate people's quality of life.

5 True/False questions

  1. cell bodylargest part of a typical neuron; contains the nucleus and much of the cytoplasm


  2. observationThe process of organizing and interpreting sensory information, enabling us to recongnize meaningful objects and events.


  3. T Lymphocytesthe persistence of learning over time through the storage and retrieval of information


  4. rehearsala memory measure that assesses the amount of time saved when learning material for a second time


  5. serial position effectincorporating misleading information into one's memory of an event


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